Associations to the word «Swelling»


SWELLING, noun. The state of being swollen.
SWELLING, noun. Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body.
SWELLING, verb. Present participle of swell
SWELLING SOIL, noun. (geology) Soils that contain clay minerals which absorb water and as a result swell causing bumps across terrain. The most common mineral that causes swelling soil is Smectite (montmorillonite).

Dictionary definition

SWELLING, noun. An abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement.
SWELLING, noun. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns".
SWELLING, noun. The increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water).

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